Don Megson

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Don Megson
Personal information
Full name Donald Harry Megson
Date of birth (1936-06-12) 12 June 1936 (age 78)
Place of birth Sale, Cheshire, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959-1969 Sheffield Wednesday 386 (6)
1969-1971 Bristol Rovers 31 (1)
Teams managed
1972-1977 Bristol Rovers
1978-1980 Portland Timbers
1983 Bournemouth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Donald Harry Megson (born 12 June 1936 in Sale, Cheshire) is an English former footballer and football manager.

Don Megson is regarded as one of Sheffield Wednesday's greatest servants. He was signed from Mossley in the Cheshire League by Wednesday in 1952. He made his first team debut in November 1959, becoming a regular in the side as a left-back and eventually taking up the role of club captain. It was as captain that he led his team to a lap of honour (the first to do so as a losing captain) after Wednesday's 3-2 defeat to Everton at the 1966 FA Cup Final. Don made 442 appearances (including 386 league appearances and scoring six goals) for Sheffield Wednesday before moving to Bristol Rovers in March 1970 for whom he made 31 league appearances and scored one goal.

He managed Bristol Rovers from 1972 to 1977, winning the 1972 Watney Cup in only his third game in charge. He coached the Portland Timbers of the North American Soccer League from 1978 to 1980. He also coached at A.F.C. Bournemouth for seven months in 1983. Both of his sons, Gary and Neil, have also played and managed professionally.

He worked as a freelance scout for Bolton Wanderers, the club whom his son Gary managed until 30 December 2009.

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